Robert Parker – 94
Tasted at the IMW 2008 tasting at Vintners Hall. The Clavoillon is reticent on the nose: touches of dried flowers and limestone, the fruit loitering in the wings at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a very compose entry, touches of creamy oak but underneath there is a vibrant citrus undertow with lemon peel and Clementine, leading to a nicely poised but tightly-coiled finish. Great length. Superb. Tasted March 2011.
Burghound – 89-92
A highly expressive, even exuberant nose of white peach, pear and acacia blossom aromas nuanced with citrus hints that are also reflected by the rich, full and nicely concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess ample mid-palate fat that buffers the moderately firm acid spine. This is really quite stylish and crafted in a more generous fashion than the upper level 1ers.